Selective re-enlistment bonus list announced

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Pentagon officials recently released the latest selective re-enlistment bonus list which contains 82 Air Force specialties. The revised listing increased bonuses for one Air Force specialty code — contracting. Seventeen AFSCs will receive lower SRBs than previously offered and seven AFSCs were removed from the […]

We are accountable for our actions

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist In many crimes, the perpetrators are portrayed as victims. We become incensed and hurt by the senseless taking of human lives. The excuse? They had an unhappy childhood. They were deprived. They lost their job. They were passed over for a promotion. The marriage fell apart. The list is endless. […]

Veteran seeks out local vets

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Richard Robertson, a 24-year Navy veteran, is working to compile a list of local veterans to highlight their military service. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections A Cannon Air Force Base employee is trying to list every veteran possible for 110 miles. Director of the Cannon Retiree Activities Program Richard Robertson […]

Business feature: Business hardly ‘in dark’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Jeremy Southern has a list of reasons why a car should have tinted windows. Of course, he owns J’s Auto Tint, so many people might expect that. “Not only does it block 99 percent of (ultraviolet) rays, but it also blocks 50 percent of the heat that comes into […]

Chief candidates narrowed down

Freedom New Mexico The list of police chief finalists is down to three, City Manager Joe Thomas said on Friday. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted Monday with Interim Police Chief Michael Ingram of Clovis and Steven Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., Thomas said. Jan Cary, of Titusville, Fla., will be interviewed Friday, he said. Thomas said […]

Retired officer wants to compile list of local veterans

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections A retired U.S. Navy officer believes veterans should get more acknowledgment for their service. To that end, Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer and now director of the Retiree Activities Program at Cannon Air Force Base, hopes to compile a list of all veterans in a five-county area. “If […]

Vets list being formed

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A retired U.S. Navy officer hopes to compile a list of all veterans within a five-county area of eastern New Mexico to recognize and keep track of the people who have served their country in that region. Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer who now serves as director […]

2-22-08 Local Briefs

Udall seeks students as interns Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is accepting applications from college students for the summer internship programs in his Capitol Hill and New Mexico district offices, according to a news release. To apply for an internship, candidates must send a cover letter and resume to: Adam.Fullerton@mail.house.gov or fax the materials to 202-226-1331 […]

Assignment team prompts wife’s wish list

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico Everywhere I turn, military wives are talking about how their husband’s are meeting with the assignment team. Yes, orders are coming down and people are getting excited. Two women I work with and several mothers of children who attend the same day care as my daughter will all be […]

ENMU sees less-than-rosy immediate future

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University administration and regents participated in a little crystal-ball gazing at Friday’s regular meeting and saw tougher times ahead for their budget. Officials from all three campuses presented their preliminary 2008-2009 budgets that have to be submitted to the state’s Higher Education Department. “We have no […]

April 12, 1970

The State Board of Education approved $362, 462 for an addition to be built onto the Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University. Steve Luscombe, of the State Class AA state champions Dora Coyotes basketball team, was named to the Sunkist 1969-70 Honorable Mention List All American Basketball Selections. Polypropylene Horse Halters were on sale […]

No Ram basketball first-teamers

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Despite a seventh consecutive appearance in the Class 4A State Championship game, and another district championship the Portales Lady Rams were shut out of the All State first-team list Thursday. “We are more of a team,” Portales head coach Brenda Gomez said. “We play more of a team (style) […]

First-team 3-1A hoops announced

PNT Staff Report The All-District 3-1A basketball team was announced earlier this week, and it wasn’t much of a surprise to see the boys list dominated by Elida and Dora juniors, while the girls list was a much more eclectic mix. District tournament champion Elida and state runner-up Dora both placed four players each on […]

Wildlife Service should be held accountable

Editorial You would think the government would be eager to boast about the success. The American bald eagle, which had dwindled to 500 nesting pairs in the 1960s, has recovered from the brink of extinction. Maybe that means the Endangered Species Act, under which animals threatened with extinction are placed on a “threatened” list, which […]

Spouse’s return negates need for order

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist My husband recently came back from a deployment. I was anxious to welcome him back home, and the days leading up to his arrival were filled with expectations and work. I wanted to accomplish all the things on my to-do list, making everything and everyone appear as far from chaos […]

Initiatives established to improve retention

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents briefly discussed freshmen retention during a meeting Friday, an issue President Steven Gamble said is an ongoing problem. Gamble passed out a list of initiatives the campus would like to improve to increase ENMU’s freshmen retention rate. The endeavors include: —Employing […]

ENMU De Baca Hall, targeted for re-opening

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer De Baca Hall has long been the first impression of Eastern New Mexico University for people driving west on First Street — that’s not necessarily a good thing, according to ENMU officials. ENMU administrators have included the De Baca renovation in a capital projects list to the New Mexico […]

Portales residents joyful over CAFB news

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents expressed relief and joy following Tuesday’s announcement that Cannon Air Force Base will be a new home for U.S. Air Force Special Operations. “I couldn’t be happier,” said an ecstatic Sharon Davis, co-owner of Calton Furniture in Portales. “This is great news for both communities (Clovis and […]

Legislation may not change ‘limbo’ status

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Senate 16 years ago refused to confirm a naval officer’s promotion to captain because of what investigators described as his “peripheral role in the Iran/Contra matter.” The officer had influential supporters and friends. He remains on active duty even today because the Navy keeps his name on its O-6 promotion […]

Oasis manager awaits new heart

By Sharna Johnson In a state park office on a long stretch of road between Clovis and Portales, Jim Whary spends his day in limbo, like he has everyday for the past few months. Currently undergoing evaluation to be placed on a heart transplant list, Whary, 50, has been diagnosed with a slew of heart […]